I want to cut a lot of 1/2" inner diameter PVC conduit (the gray stuff, not white). Caliper measured 15mm ID, which is really 0.6", but I think it's sold as 1/2", or maybe the fitting are sold as 1/2".
I currently have a pair of ratcheting PVC cutters from
Harbor Freight (my first mistake). They are horrible, they take a lot of force to make a cut, and the cuts are never flush (not that crucial, but would be ideal for aesthetics (I'm not using tubing for plumbing/wiring))
I tried a pair of very similar pair of ratcheting cutters sold under
Home Depot's HDX brand. I borrowed it from the toolbox in the electrical isle at
HD, so I figure it was well used (or recently replaced). It cut a lot better than my crappy
HF pair, but it wasn't perfect.
- A tool that can cut PVC tubing/conduit quickly
- Preferably with flush ends.
- Something that I can use in the field without a bench vice, so a saw is out.
I was thinking that a wheel-blade style tubing cutter would work well. I've used them on copper, and the cuts aren't always flush, but maybe I was just using it wrong.
Does anyone have experience cutting conduit/tubing with a wheel-blade tubing cutter ?
Or is there a brand of ratcheting cutter that I should consider?